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CELOP

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Center for English Language

and Orientation Programs

Boston University

 

English for Academic Purposes

Level HC/LD - Spring 2017

 

Joseph Pettigrew

CELOP 207/ 617-353-7838 / jpettigr@bu.edu

 

Adrianne Saltz

CELOP 250 / 617-353-7935 / asaltz@bu.edu

 

 

 

Class Information and Syllabus

 2017 Class information Sheet HC-LD- Academic (Pettigrew, Saltz).pdf  

This has the syllabus for the first six weeks of the course

 

 

Homework, Test Dates, etc.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - Joe Pettigrew / Tuesday, Friday - Adrianne Saltz

 

Date
Topics & Assignments

Fri, Apr 7

 

Writing:  Rewrite your MFA papers.  Correct the sentence-level errors, and re-organize your information at either the sentence or paragraph level by description, then analysis.

Grammar:  Read pp. 461-2. Review the examplea and rules for embedded questions on pp. 463-465, and do p. 466 Discover the grammar.

Final project preparation: write at least five general information questions about Boston University;, for example: How many undergraduate students are there? 

Mon, Apr 10

 

Read:  "A Memory for All Seasonings" p. 97-100. Do Recalling Information p. 103 and Study Skills. p. 104-105 (Skip p. 101-102)

Grammar:  p. 262-264, ex. 2 & 3 (Check answers in Answer Key)

Unit 15 Review - p. 256 (Answers in the back of the book)

Tues, Apr 11

 

Grammar: review the rules and examples on pages 343, 359, and 372-3.

do the review exercises on pages 355,368, 383.

Presentation prep: write as many questions and get as many answers as you can about your universities. Information about our meeting time and place will be posted here on Monday. 

Wed, Apr 12

 

Grammar Textbook:  p. 269 - Review for Unit 16

Grammar Handout:  multiple-choice with answers. 

Vocabulary:  Study skills vocabulary handout

Thurs, Apr 13

 

Grammar:  p. 276f - ex. 3, 4, 5 

 

Fri, Apr 14

 

Writing:  Write about Harvard. Put your information in paragraphs.  Possible paragraph topics: the founding of Harvard, facts about the library, the purpose of and decorations in Memorial Hall (the one with stained glass windows), etc.

Rewrite (correct) the questions about your university and look for answers to them. In class, we will agree on one set of questions, and you will have time to put together a presentation about each university. Bring your grammar books. 

Mon, Apr 17

 

Patriots Day - Massachusetts Holiday - No Class

This is the day of the Boston Marathon. The finish line is near the Boston Public Library. (It's very crowded!) You can see the runners along Beacon Street in Brookline and going through Kenmore Square.  Here are links to more information about the Marathon 

https://www.infoplease.com/boston-marathon-fact-sheet 

http://www.history.com/topics/boston-marathon-bombings 

http://www.baa.org/ 

Tues, Apr 18

 

University presentations, comparison and contrast.

Grammar test: reported speech, adjective clauses, conditionals and wishes (parts VI, VIII and IX of the grammar book.

In-class writing activity. 

Wed, Apr 19

 

Reading and Grammar Exams

Grammar Handout with answers 

Review Units 15, 16, 17 in the textbook for the exam

*Hand in your university writing (for Adrianne) to Joe

Thurs, Apr 20

 

Vocabulary Test (See the list below)

*Your last chance to hand in your university writing (for Adrianne) to Joe

Fri, Apr 21

 

 Final evaluation conferences in our classroom, room 279.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to do in Boston

 

https://www.eventbrite.com

 

https://www.boston.com/section/events

  

https://www.expedia.com/Things-To-Do-In-Boston.d178239.Travel-Guide-Activities

 

http://www.bu.edu/celop/calendar/

 

http://bu.benchmarkurl.com/c/v?e=A9ED7F&c=99532&t=0&l=4DA4DE7A&email=juF02opy9gmLUTJBh%2FkUmaBanR218rId

 

http://www.bu.edu/calendar/

 

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/

 

http://events.mit.edu/index.html

 

 

Links

 

 

      

 

 

Audio & Video from Class




The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips (ASAP Science/YouTube)
 Running Late? How to Stop (ABC Good Morning America)

Creative Disorder

(ABC News Nightline)

 

Primitive Technology

Building a Grass Hut

Feng Shui Your Way


 
 
Volunteer Vacations (ABC Good Morning America)
Sleep Loss Lowers Grades (ABC Good Morning America)

Longevity (National Geographic)

The Memory Olympics (ABC News 20/20)

     

 

Vocabulary

  

Class Handouts

 

Take Notes by Hand

Re-Reading Is Inefficient

A Memory for All Seasonings

 

distracting

mindlessly

conceptual

verbatim

by rote

heedlessly

diligent

rocket science

hinder

 

 

distill

cursory

insidious

retrieve

prior to

retention

retain

deck (of cards)

 

absorb

chunk

digit

fixed

guinea pig

innate

keen

machinations

novice

recite

retrieve

saturation

span

store

storage

subordinate

tip

 

 

 

 


Textbooks

 

 

  • Focus on Grammar 4, 4th Edition (Marjorie Fuchs & Margaret Bonner)

                  ISBN-13: 9780132546492

 

  • Weaving It Together 4, 4th Edition (Milada Broukal)

                     ISBN-13: 978-1305251670

 

These books are available at the Boston University Bookstore in Kenmore Square

If you order online, make sure that ...

  • you have the 4th edition of book 4 in the series for both the grammar and reading books.
  • you have the main grammar book and reading book (not the workbook, answer key, etc.). 


  

   

 

   

 

 

     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

   
 
 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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